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Williamson Wright papers

 Collection — Folder: S1465
Identifier: S1465

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 23 letters from Williamson Wright in Logansport and Indianapolis, Indiana, ranging from 1837 to 1865, including business correspondence from Wright's legal business, concerning his cases on Indian claims, roads, railroads, canals and canal lands; political correspondence regarding issues before the Indiana General Assembly, as well as Whig and Republican Party politics; and correspondence about his involvement with railroad companies.


  • 1837-1865


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note/Historical Note/Administrative History

Williamson Wright was born to Reverend John M. Wright and Mrs. Jane Weakley on May 12, 1814 in Ohio. He was the third child out of five, with older siblings Edward Wright and Judge John W. Wright, and younger siblings Reverend Edward Weakley Wright and Margaret Jane Wright. Williamson Wright worked as a lawyer in Logansport, Indiana from 1835 to 1896 and was deeply involved with the Lake Michigan, Logansport & Ohio River Railroad Company. He was also a member of the Whig Party and a member of the Indiana State Senate from 1840 to 1843. Wright married Catherine Wright and had six children, Kate E., Williamson S., Elizabeth G., Anna L., Ettie D., and Elisha P. Wright. Williamson Wright died on March 26, 1896 in Logansport, Indiana.


Items in the collection.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from C.W. Graves on 1937/06/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/06/01 by Hannah Vaughn. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/01 by Hannah Vaughn.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.